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Shifting Stances to Create Better Striking Angles

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In this video Coach Vince Salvador shows how to shift your fight stance to create better angles to strike your opponent. These techniques can be used in boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA.


Coach Vince Salvador:
What’s going on. I’m Coach Vince from The Arena. Today we’re going to work on a striking tip that you could use in kickboxing, MMA, Muay Thai, boxing, whatever, any kind of striking art that involves using angles to achieve better positioning.



So last week we worked on stepping to the outside using different, the same punches from two different stances to get advantages in angles. We’re doing the same thing. But what we’re going to do today is switch in between so that we’re shifting into this other position and into the other stance from orthodox. So when we’re inside this range, close range, I like to call it a boxing range, kickboxing range. We’re in close. I’m throwing my hook. Last week, we moved over to this side, the weak side, today we’re going to go towards the right side.


I’m shooting my hook to this corner here. My feet are going to shift again like I did the last time. Instead of stepping forward, I’m stepping backwards this time so his hands are up. I’m stepping backward, getting my foot offline. He’s probably going to fire the right hand. I’m shifting off this corner and throwing my hook as I step across the center line.


So one more time. I’m using this advantage to throw to this side. Now I’m on this side. I can throw the cross over the top. I’m a south paw now, so it’s a better advantage from for me. Plus I don’t get hit because he’s already fired his best weapon.


So again, the same thing. We’re inside. I can do it off of a combination maybe and shift. And now I’m in this corner. I can fire here, I can attack the body. If this is an MMA fight, I can take him down. Muay Thai could get a better angle for elbows and stuff like that. But if I’m using it in combination, I shift, I can elbow over the top. Use this in MMA, boxing, kickboxing, doesn’t matter. Good way to get to that angle. It’s a safe way to get to that angle. Thank you.

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